Saturday, July 07, 2007
So the volvo is having juice problems and I think I have found the issue. This thing is called a voltage regulator and it keeps the voltage at 14.4v that makes the car happy. I pulled out mine from off the alternator and those two little spring loaded silver teeth are warn down to hardly anything resulting in the alternator giving up only 2.5v because it thinks something is wrong. They guy I bought the car from has lots of parts and he is going to sell me an entirely new (used) alternator for $30. I can then decide to just pop out the regulator and replace mine or re-do the entire thing. Then I should be good to go again.